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minxie Fri 18-Sep-20 09:05:37

I need to find something in the comedy/romcom film.
My friend is coming over who needs to chill and chat with a film to half heartedly watch at the same time. Glass in hand,
I just can't face trawling through Netflix or Prime as I have bread to make etc.
So any ideas would be gratefully appreciated

morethan2 Fri 18-Sep-20 10:06:18

Ghost.... it’s got everything, gentle comedy, a bit melancholy, a handsome man, and easy to follow because you’ve probably seen it before, so you can chat.

Nortsat Fri 18-Sep-20 10:19:36

Last weekend we watched ‘One Chance’ with James Corden, Julie Walters and Colm Meaney (from Star Trek).
It’s a really uplifting true story about a young working class man, who dreams of being an opera singer.

It’s moving and funny and well worth watching ...

Jane43 Fri 18-Sep-20 13:29:38

We liked these on Amazon Prime:

Fishermens Friends, set in Cornwall and about a group of singing Fishermen who are discovered by somebody in the music business (Daniel Mays).

Blinded By The Light. A young Asian boy who is introduced to the music of Bruce Springsteen when he starts college. There is also a love story for him and family problems which he tries to resolve.

The Only Living Boy In New York. I can’t say say much about the story because I don’t want to give anything away but Callum Turner and Piers Brosnan play father and son and Jeff Bridges Plays a family friend.

Grandmabatty Fri 18-Sep-20 13:46:55

Ghost town. It has Ricky Gervais, who I can take or leave, but he is very good ; Tea Leoni and Greg kinnear. It is funny and sad too and I really enjoyed it

crazygranny Sat 19-Sep-20 09:10:55

The Guernsey Literary and Potato society
Lovely, easy to watch romance - plus a lot more!

Leavesden Sat 19-Sep-20 09:15:53

Letters to Juliette on Netflix set in Italy so lovely scenery and a gentle story, I really enjoyed it.

KaazaK Sat 19-Sep-20 09:20:35

If you have a slightly dark sense of humour it’s definitely Death at a Funeral with Matthew McFayden, Keely Hawes and Jane Asher. I’ve watched it about 6 times and still cry with laughter!

dogsmother Sat 19-Sep-20 09:30:56

Oh yes to The Guernsey literary and potato peel pie society.
Might be a bit of bias in that one though😉

TLVgran48 Sat 19-Sep-20 09:36:03

On Netflix - My Octopus Teacher - a documentary that's quite mind-blowing. Caveat - not sure whether it's on Netflix UK. -

Chrisks Sat 19-Sep-20 09:47:02

Lion was a lovely film.
Easy to watch, good scenery and very moving.

Froglady Sat 19-Sep-20 09:50:43

I liked Finding Your Feet, with Celia Imrie, Imelda Staunton, Timothy Spall.

Jolly27 Sat 19-Sep-20 09:53:13

I Feel Pretty
Is hilarious

minxie Sat 19-Sep-20 09:58:32

Thank you all, some great choices here

Naninka Sat 19-Sep-20 09:59:49

Notting Hill is my fave.... "I'm just a girl standing in front of a boy!!"

pce612 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:08:39

“Never been kissed” is fab. So is Anger Management.

Davida1968 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:17:48

"Our Souls at Night", starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, is a lovely, gentle, & romantic movie about two older people. (Available on Netflix.)

Sooze58 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:20:33

‘It’s Complicated’ or ‘Book Club’.
Both hilarious!

NannyJan53 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:23:21

Just before lockdown I saw 'The Good Liar' at our local town hall. Starring Ian McKellen & Helen Mirren. I can thoroughly recommend it, keeps you guessing right to the end.

Also, 'Knives Out' with Daniel Craig was an interesting whodunit.

Shandy3 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:30:11

Bucket list
Morgan Freeman & Jack Nickolson

Jess20 Sat 19-Sep-20 10:33:32

Local Hero

Blinko Sat 19-Sep-20 10:38:12

How about Quartet? A group of retired singers in a retirement home for..retired singers, actors etc. Billy Connolly's in it. Grand!

Wendy Sat 19-Sep-20 10:43:48

As Good as It Gets, hilarious.

boops Sat 19-Sep-20 11:03:21

Casablanca - available on iplayer

Jaxie Sat 19-Sep-20 11:11:14

If you don’t mind subtitles Amélie extremely entertaining.